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Connellsville Redevelopment Authority director touts revitalization

By Cindy Ekas
Completion of the Great Allegheny Passage and proposed construction of a new hotel has sparked business development in downtown Connellsville. Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, told authority members on Monday night that it is an exciting time for the city’s revitalization. “The recent economic development is …

Everson OKs recreational burning ordinance

By Karl Polacek 9:08 a.m.
The new recreational burning ordinance in Everson easily passed Monday night with some supporting comments from a few people who attended the meeting. Vinnie Santarel and Doyle Ray Ryan said they knew of people who had bonfires that were way …

Fayette municipalities will meet on land bank idea

By Karl Polacek
Representatives of four Fayette County municipalities seeking to develop a land bank will meet at 7 p.m. today in Connellsville City Hall. They will discuss the possibility of forming a land bank to fight problems with abandoned and neglected properties. …

Squirrel causes power outage on South Side Connellsville

By Karl Polacek
There was a power outage on Connellsville’s South Side on Monday morning. Residents reported they heard an explosion. West Penn Power crews found that a squirrel did it. According to Todd Meyers, West Penn Power spokesman, 51 homes were affected …

Uniontown woman accused of stabbing man

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown woman is accused of stabbing a man during an argument, then locking the doors to her home when police and paramedics arrived. Vikki Diane Cianni, 47, of North Gallatin Avenue, is charged by city police with aggravated assault, …

Fayette County Fair nears kick-off

By Tribune-Review
The Fayette County Fair starts on Thursday and is jam-packed with things to do through the 10 days. Entertainment includes The Swon Brothers, Frankie Ballard, Abilene, The Fabulous Hubcaps, The Clarks and much more. There are the pig races, demo …

‘Hairspray’ coming to State Theatre in Uniontown

By Linda Harkcom
Once again Connellsville native John F. Wagner III has come home to share his talent and experience. Wagner, who lives in Union City, N.J., is …

Rain doesn’t dampen spirit of Connellsville triathlon

By Karl Polacek
The rain and crowds didn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 20 participants in Saturday’s triathlon in Connellsville. This was the fifth year the …

Volunteer firefighters hard to find in Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale

By Rachel Basinger
Some local fire companies are studying what can be done to stop the decline in membership that has been experienced during the past several years. Gerald Lucia, chief of the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, said his department is looking …

West Side Hill’s Italian Bash celebrates 15 years of food, fellowship

By Laura Szepesi
Love and fellowship abounded at Connellsville’s West Side Hill on Sunday. For the 15th year in a row, the neighborhood’s Italian Bash attracted more than …

Fun Day at Dawson Baptist Church canceled

By Beth Lynn
The Dawson Baptist Church one-day Fun Day, which was to take place Wednesday, has been canceled. e_SBlt The annual Fayette County Fair will take place from July 24 until Aug. 2 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds just off of Route …

Connellsville’s Stage Door Canteen Room to host lectures, shows

By Karl Polacek
Starting July 26, the Stage Door Canteen Room in the new Connellsville Canteen, 131 W. Crawford Ave., will offer a combination of lectures and entertainment …

Dirt Road Sunset bands together to help veterans

By Marilyn Forbes
Singing from the heart as they reach out a helping hand to others, members of the band Dirt Road Sunset record their songs and compose …

Dunbar Fest committee helps fund community projects

By Marilyn Forbes
The Dunbar Community Fest Committee works hard all throughout the year, raising funds and planning its big annual event that takes place on the last …

‘Hairspray’ coming to Uniontown theater

By Marilyn Forbes
A delightful show that features lively songs, impressive dancing and a message that is one of universal importance, the musical “Hairspray” is a fun and …

Fayette County abuse-order policy blasted as unconstitutional

By Liz Zemba
A new policy that denies public access to abuse orders in Fayette County violates the state and federal constitutions and exposes the county to liability, an attorney with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association says. Prothonotary Nina Frankhouser, who took office in …

Everson to consider burning ordinance amendments

By Karl Polacek
Everson Council is expected to vote on an amended burning ordinance when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the borough building. Council has been discussing amending the ordinance for several months. The amendments basically address recreational fires. Recreational fires …

Fayette County Cultural Trust receives funding

By Marilyn Forbes
West Penn Power President David McDonald said the FirstEnergy Foundation was thrilled to be able to assist the City of Connellsville in its rebirth and …

Connellsville Area Ministerial Association’s Adopt A Block party to provide fun, food, fellowship

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Ministerial Association will hold its 10th annual Adopt A Block party on Saturday to promote community togetherness. The Adopt A Block Program is a national event in which a church or collection of churches will select a block …

Frazier teacher receives national honor

By Cindy Ekas
Michael Steeber, physics teacher at Frazier High School, has been selected as first runner-up for the Air Force Association’s 2014 National Teacher of the Year Award. “This is a very prestigious award,” high school Principal Chris Sefcheck told school board …

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